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Inside The Mind Of A Giant

By Christian Royston A crowd starts to gather around a man in the corner of the gym as an unfathomable amount of weight leaves the ground. The man locks out the lift with one last triumphant yell, and the weight comes crashing back down to Earth. All the people around him cheer and give him […]

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2022 NANBF NATURAL IOWA INFORMATION

2022 NANBF NATURAL IOWA INFORMATION

May 7th, 2022 is the date for the 28th annual NANBF Natural Iowa competition, one of the longest-standing natural competitions in the country!  The location is the historic and newly renovated Hoyt Sherman Place at 1501 Woodland Ave in Des Moines.   Online entry registration for the 2022 NANBF Natural Iowa Physique and Transformation categories will […]

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2021 NANBF MIDWEST MUSCLE FEST RESULTS

2021 NANBF MIDWEST MUSCLE FEST RESULTS

The inaugural NANBF Midwest Muscle Fest was a huge success! 2021 marked the first ever Midwest Muscle Fest and congratulations to all the competitors who made it an amazing competition! The day is all about you and there were some fantastic physiques and tough classes!  Some excellent competitors and watch for those winning IPE Pro […]

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2021 NANBF MIDWEST MUSCLE FEST INFORMATION

2021 NANBF MIDWEST MUSCLE FEST INFORMATION

We are excited for the inaugural NANBF Midwest Muscle Fest!  Below is information about the event.  Follow us on Facebook for the latest announcements and updates here.  The location is the Bein VenU Event Center: 7400 Hudson Road, Cedar Falls, IA 50613 This is a continuous format; Prejudging to routine/walks to finals in each of […]

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2021 NANBF NATURAL IOWA INFORMATION

2021 NANBF NATURAL IOWA INFORMATION

2021 marks the 27th anniversary of the NANBF Natural Iowa and we are super excited!  2020 was a challenging year due to the pandemic but we were able to hold the competition in a safe manner within local and federal health guidelines.  You can review the 2020 results here.  This year the natural bodybuilding competition […]

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NATURAL IOWA COMPETITOR SPOTLIGHT: CARTER MCMULLEN

NATURAL IOWA COMPETITOR SPOTLIGHT: CARTER MCMULLEN

NANBF Natural Iowa Competitor Spotlight: Carter McMullen After making his debut at the 2019 NANBF Natural Iowa, he came back in a big way and won his pro card at the 2020 NANBF Natural Iowa in the Men’s Bodybuilding category.  Below is his story to the stage how starting at an early age turned out […]

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2020 NANBF NATURAL IOWA INFORMATION

2020 NANBF NATURAL IOWA INFORMATION

2020 marks the 26th anniversary of the NANBF Natural Iowa and we are super excited!  Due to the pandemic, the date has been rescheduled to August 22nd, 2020 at the Bien Venu Event Center in Cedar Falls!  Come be a part of one of the longest running drug-tested competitions in the country!  This is an IPE […]

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NATURAL IOWA COMPETITOR SPOTLIGHT: Isaiah Bawek

NATURAL IOWA COMPETITOR SPOTLIGHT: Isaiah Bawek

NANBF Natural Iowa Competitor Spotlight: Isaiah Bawek.  He won his IPE pro card at the 2019 NANBF Natural Iowa in the Men’s Physique category earning his IPE pro card.  Below is his story to the stage and how he overcame obstacles and challenges to fuel his drive to compete.  You can see Isaiah’s live FB […]

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NATURAL IOWA COMPETITOR SPOTLIGHT: Laura Wichlinski

NATURAL IOWA COMPETITOR SPOTLIGHT: Laura Wichlinski

Laura Wichlinski won her IPE pro card at the 2019 NANBF Natural Iowa in the Figure category.  Below is her story to the stage and how as someone who had an eating disorder, the sport of natural bodybuilding helped her recover. You can see Laura’s live FB video interview after her big win here:   https://www.facebook.com/naturaliowa/videos/2387357327995527/ […]

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NATURAL IOWA COMPETITOR SPOTLIGHT: Michael Gholston, Jr.

NATURAL IOWA COMPETITOR SPOTLIGHT: Michael Gholston, Jr.

Michael Gholston Jr. won his IPE pro card at the 2019 NANBF Natural Iowa in the Men’s Bodybuilding category along with a first place in the Classic Physique division.  Below is his story to the stage and how as a lifetime lifter and athlete, he found another outlet for his competitive side.  You can see […]

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